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Rusty-fronted Tody-Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Rodrigo Conte
Brasilia, Brazil, February 2016
Poecilotriccus latirostris

Todirostrum latirostre


9·4–9·5 cm (3½-3¾ in)

  • Reddish forehead and sides of head
  • Brownish-grey crown and neck
  • Olive upperparts
  • Dusky tail and wings


South America: found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay.



There are 7 subspecies[1]:

  • P. l. mituensis:
  • South-eastern Colombia (Mitú region of Vaupés)
  • P. l. caniceps:
  • Tropical south-eastern Colombia to eastern Ecuador and eastern Peru
  • P. l. latirostris:
  • Central Brazil (Rio Juruá to Rio Purús in Amazonas)
  • P. l. mixtus:
  • P. l. ochropterus:
  • Southern Brazil (northern São Paulo) to eastern Bolivia and western Brazil (Mato Grosso)
  • P. l. austroriparius:
  • Eastern Brazil (right bank of Rio Tapajós near Santarém in western Pará)
  • P. l. senectus:
  • Amazonian Brazil (north-eastern Amazonas and north-western Pará)


Cerrado, riparian forests, dense thickets in young secondary growth.



Their main diet consists of insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2016)
  4. BF Member observations

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